Ariane 5 on the launch pad

Ariane 5 on the launch pad

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11/06/2003 11:19 am

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ESA/CNES/ARIANESPACE-Service Optique CSG

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Kourou, French Guiana, June 11, 2003 - Arianespace orbited two geostationary communications satellites: Optus and Defence C1 for the Australian operator Optus and the Australian Department of Defence, and BSAT-2c for the Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) of Japan under terms of a turnkey contract with Orbital Sciences Corporation of the United States.

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